Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Mougins - La Cigaliere
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 separate WC, fully air conditioned, Sleeps 6
La Cigaliere was completely rebuilt by a renowned local architect and completed July 2011. Surrounded by ancient olive trees in a secluded location with landscaped garden and pool this three bedroomed, three bathroom house sleeps 6.
The top floor composes an 80sqm open plan living area and designer kitchen benefitting from views of the sea, the old village and mountains. There are two terraces at this level one of which leads to the garden and pool.
The ground floor has the three double bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms, and a family bathroom. Two bedrooms open out on to a large terrace.
The house is decorated, furnished and equipped to a high standard with fully integrated air-conditioning throughout.
There are three covered terraces which provide welcome shade in the heat of the day and secluded seating areas in which to read and relax. There are two eating areas overlooking the pool, a breakfast terrace off the kitchen and a 3.3m table under a pergola with adjacent BBQ.
The oldest parts of La Cigaliere date back to 1693. The villa was completely rebuilt and extended in 2011, incorporating the latest modern conveniences whilst retaining its Provencal charm.
The open plan living area (80sqm) with cathedral roof is on the top floor. This composes a dining area seating 8, a winter seating area with 19th century stone fireplace and television with home cinema system, a summer seating area with views of the pool and a designer kitchen. This has access to a covered south facing terrace with views to the sea and the old village. There is a further terrace linking the house to the pool and the garden shaded by a 150 year old olive tree.
The modern well equipped kitchen has an American fridge/freezer with ice maker and water dispenser, double oven/microwave, dishwasher and induction hob. On the ground floor there is a separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
The three bedrooms are on the ground floor.
The master bedroom has a superking (180cm) bed, dressing area and en suite shower room with double sink and large walk in shower enclosure. There is a french door leading to a south facing covered terrace.
Bedroom two has a king sized bed (160cm) and en suite shower room.
Bedroom three has the two single beds (90cm) which can be zipped together to form a superking bed (180cm). There are two french windows leading to a terrace and two seating areas.
Directly opposite bedroom three is the family bathroom with a rain shower over the bath.
The secluded landscaped garden is on three levels with views of the mountains and the old village. There are several mature olive trees and many fruits trees, orange, lemon, nectarine, cherry, apricot and almond. It has discrete garden lighting for night use.
Next to the swimming pool (10m x 4.5m) and sun terrace there is a shaded pergola with a 3.3m dining table seating eight - ten people. Ideal for long relaxing lunches. Adjacent to this is a bbq area with charcoal Weber bbq provided.
As well as numerous seating areas throughout the garden there are six sun loungers around the pool.
Parking is available for two cars within secure electric gates and for a further two cars outside the property.
Golf: Mougins has two golf courses, the Royal Mougins Golf Club and the Cannes-Mougins Golf Club. There are several others within an easy drive of the house. It is possible to purchase a GOLF PASS which enables you to play at a number of golf clubs in the region.
Museums: the French Riviera offers the broadest range of museums in France after the Parisian region. In the old village there is le Musee d'Art Classique a Mougins and the Museum of Photography. In Le Cannet (4km) there is the Musee Bonnard. In the Cote d'Azur there are museums dedicated to Picasso, Matisse, Cocteau, Leger, Chagall, Renoir who all worked in the area and the Maeght Foundation in St Paul de Vence.
Spa: several five star hotels in the area have spas as well as a day spa in Mougins. It is also possible to arrange a masseur to visit the villa.
Shopping: most of the major fashion designers have shops in Cannes and there are also many specialist boutiques in and around the rue d'Antibes area. Within walking distance of the house there are excellent food shops including a butcher/charcuterie where prepared meals are available, greengrocer, cheese shop, fish monger, wine merchant and bakery. In addition there is a daily covered food market in Cannes, 15 mins drive away, which makes an enjoyable morning. There are several beautiful interior design boutiques in Mougins and Cannes.
Dining: there is an excellent range of restaurants in Mougins, Cannes and surrounding areas. We will provide a personnel selection before your arrival to help plan your holiday.
Other activities such as horse riding, sailing, hiking and skiing are within easy reach.
We can provide you with details of a car hire company who will deliver a car to the airport and hand you the key to avoid the queues at NIce Airport in high season.
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Why Liz McCarthy chose Mougins
We decided to buy a house in the Cote D'Azur as it is a year round desintation. In winter, with clear blue skies it is often possible to have lunch outside. In spring, mimosa and the orange blossom scent the air and the warm days last well into the autumn. Cannes is always open and with so many galleries and restaurants, there is always something to do.
We chose the property due to the location. Close to the shops, within walking distance of a number of restaurants and with beautiful views. The architech designed the house so that there is a differnt view from every window. To the south we have a sea view, to the north a view of the mountains which, in winter, can be snow capped. We also have a view through the trees to the old village of Mougins pearched on the hill, yet 20 minutes walk away.
What makes this villa unique
The closest shop is the bakery. Being able to stroll 4 minutes to the boulangerie each morning for fresh bread and croissants is a perfect start to the day.
Guestbook comments from the owner
What’s not to like about this amazing villa? Absolutely nothing – it has it all. Superb, top class decoration and furniture throughout, with amazing outdoor spaces around the pool and masses of space for cars. The kitchen is out of this world, and we all thought we would like to take it home with us! Every dish, every utensil and all the glassware and cutlery are of the highest standard, proving that the owners obviously have very good taste.
One tiny quibble is that it is not so easy to find because of the multiple ring roads around the old town which all look the same. A satnav is probably essential, and signage at the entrance could be bigger.
The walk to Mougins is steep, but you can have a kir and an ice cream on a café terrace when you make it! L’amandier restaurant is superb, with views across the entire valley. There are too many art galleries selling inferior products for my liking, but the new museum of ancient artefacts is stunning.
A trip to Cannes is a must, especially on Sunday morning for one of the markets, and a chance to ogle the yachts belonging to Russian oligarchs…